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Submission + - Sniffing browser history for art

holdenkarau writes: "You may remember previous slashdot discussions on browser history sniffing, but there is a new kid in town doing something a bit different. web2.0collage.com uses similar browser history sniffing to determine what websites you visit and creates a collage of them. Before you get worried, it uses a list of "web2.0" sites, so the collage will (probably) be appropriate (unless you don't want your colleagues knowing about your slashdot habbits). An interesting application of potentially scary technology. For those wanting to skip the warning screen and go straight to the browser sniffing this should do the trick."
Microsoft

Submission + - Bill Gates on software, from 1989 1

An anonymous reader writes: The University of Waterloo has uploaded a talk by Bill Gates, on software, that took place there in 1989. Available here, the talk was only recently digitized and contains many predictions from someone who was already starting to become an industry leader at that time. Many are surprisingly accurate and quite relevant today.
Programming

Submission + - The Software Tools Business, a Microsoft View

holden writes: "Rico Mariani, an eighteen-year veteran at Microsoft, spoke to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club, sharing his unique take on the history of, and controversies surrounding, Microsoft and the software tools industry in general. His responses in the q&a session to free software advocates is particularly interesting. The talk bas been digitized and is now available online."
Privacy

Submission + - Protecting Privacy by Design 2

holdenkarau writes: "Linux.com has an article on a talk entitled Privacy By Design recentlly given by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner.The talk starts of by covering the basics of privacy, and privacy law, and then moves onto the important component, how to design software that properly protects users privacy. The majourity of the time is spent on design principles, but also examines specific technologies (such as Elliptical Curve Cryptography)."
Privacy

Submission + - Designing software with Privacy in mind 6

dalektcalum writes: Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner, recently gave a talk entitled Privacy by Design. The talk starts of by covering the basics of privacy, and privacy law, and then moves onto the important component, how to design software that properly protects users privacy. The majourity of the time is spent on design principles, but also examines specific technologies (such as Elliptical Curve Cryptography).
Privacy

Submission + - Privacy By Design (holdenkarau.com) 3

holdenkarau writes: Canadian privacy commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, recently gave a talk entitled Privacy by Design to the University of Waterloo. The focus of the talk is how to use technology to enhance and protect privacy. Some of the technologies discussed included instant messaging, RFID tags and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC). Then Dr. Cavoukian explained the "7 Privacy — Embedded Laws" followed by a discussion on a biometrics solution to encryption.
Programming

Submission + - Facebook opens pages to outside developers

prostoalex writes: "A New York Times story and Fortune magazine article are both reporting on Facebook allowing third-party developers to create pages within the site. Developers can use a combination of Facebook API and subset of HTML to create interactive pages accessible from within Facebook. Users retain complete control over which applications they want to have installed, and which applications they want to see on other people's profile. Developers can build on top of Facebook's social grid, and in case of a popular application gain distribution through Facebook newsfeed."
Software

Submission + - Richard Stallman fields questions on Free Software

An anonymous reader writes: Newsforge has an article on a talk Richard Stallman recently gave titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Do you support the Creative Commons license?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http or bittorrent.
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - An Overview on the Free Software Movement by RMS

Andareed writes: Richard M. Stallman , founder of GNU, the FSF, and the Free Software Movement discusses the past, present and future of the GPL. In particular, RMS discusses the new GPLv3 and how it applies to software patents and propriertary software. He also discusses what he sees as the future of Linux and Hurd. He attacks binary-only drivers in the linux kernel (read: NVIDIA and ATI) and insists that companies must release open-source Linux drivers or "suffer the wrath of the Free Software Movement".
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - RMS talk on The Free Software Movement

dalektcalum writes: Richard Stallman recently gave talk titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Can I use ATI and NVIDIA drivers because Mesa isn't nearly as complete?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http, bittorrent, and dijjer
Graphics

Submission + - Linux, Windows, and Apple 3d graphics programming

An anonymous reader writes: Advanced graphics programming differs from platform to platform, but weather you are coding for the Wii,Vista, or Linux the common mathematical princples remain the same. In a recent talk given by "The Professor" (Christopher Evensen) he covers the linear algebra which everyone should know. Its an excellent introduction for those interested in getting started, or a good review for those already involved.
Linux Business

Submission + - Developing Open Source Software Ventures

bobdole3k writes: The University of Waterloo just posted a video of a new talk economist Larry Smith gave the UW students about creating startups using open source software and domain specific knowledge. Smith gives examples of successful companies as well as a few companies that didn't make it off the ground.
Businesses

Submission + - Developing Open Source Software Ventures

calumtdalek writes: The UofW Computer Science Club just posted a video of a new talk economist Larry Smith gave the UW students about creating startups using open source software and domain specific knowledge. Smith gives examples of successful companies as well as a few companies that didn't make it off the ground.
Businesses

Submission + - Software Start-ups: What Worked and What Did Not

larrysmithfanboy writes: Economic Larry Smith recently presented a radical new take on software startups in an increasingly globalized economy. In this talk, Smith discusses key skills that a would-be entrepreneur must possess and gives examples of how these skills have helped startups. A must-watch for anyone serious about 21st-century business.

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